Ministry of Culture and Sports

Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania


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Opening Times

Spring Opening Times:

Monday: 08:00 – 20:00

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday – Sunday : 08:00 – 20:00


Visitors may enter the archaeological site up to 20 minutes before closing time.

Public holidays:

1 January: Closed

25 March: Closed

25-26 December: Closed


Full price: €4
Concessions: €2

Free Admission Days:

6 March – Melina Mercouri Day

18 April – International Monuments and Sites Day

18 May – International Museum Day

The last weekend in September each year (European Cultural Heritage Days)

28 October (National Holiday)

The first Sunday of every month from 1 November to 31 March



For information on free and reduced admission to archaeological sites, monuments and museums belonging to the State, please click here.


By car: From the Chania – Rethymno national highway, take the exit to the village of Megala Chorafia and follow the signs to Aptera.

Persons with disabilities

Toilets. Information sign for the visually impaired in the Theatre.


Topographical plan of Aptera:

1. Vaulted cistern, 2. Three-aisled vaulted cistern, 3. Two-room temple (5th c. BC), 4. Stoa stylobate, 5. Monastery of St John the Theologian, 6. Roman public building, 7-8. Roman baths, 9. Theatre and rectilinear theatre, 10. Roman house with peristyle, 11. German occupation pillboxes 12. Ancient road and heroon, 13. Ancient fortifications, 14. West Cemetery, 15. Modern village of Plakalona, 16. Koules or Subashi Fortress, 17. East gate or ‘Sideroporti’, 18. Old stone- paved path, 19. Main gate, 20. Temple of Demeter and Persephone, 21. Temple of Dionysus, 22. Southeast gate and cemetery.

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    Τ: 28250 33425, 28210 44418 & 28210 94487


    Monday: 08:00 - 20:00
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday - Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00

    Full price: €4
    Concessions: €2

    Megala Chorafia, Souda, Crete 730 03
    2825033425, 2821044418 & 94487

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